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The Celluloid Circus

By Cinema, Literature, Reviews
The Celluloid Circus cover   They say to nev­er judge a book by its cover.

In addi­tion to filling for Graeme Tuckett on Nine to Noon whenev­er he gets a bet­ter offer, I’ve been review­ing some books. Last Friday I had the great pleas­ure of talk­ing to Lynn Freeman about the won­der­ful his­tory of New Zealand cinema exhib­i­tion, “The Celluloid Circus” by Wayne Brittenden.

The RNZ down­loads tend to dis­ap­pear after a week so I’ve taken the liberty of archiv­ing it here. Courtesy of Radio New Zealand:

Celluloid Circus Review – Nine to Noon 14 Nov 2008

It really is a lovely book and I can thor­oughly recom­mend it to any­one with an interest in New Zealand social his­tory (or sit­ting in rows in the dark).